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Grounds Lead  


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.


Reporting to the Associate Director of Facilities, the Grounds Lead will assist with coordinating, monitoring, working, and leading assigned gardening and grounds maintenance activities.

This position will be represented by a union.

You Will:

  • Perform tasks for the management of landscapes, including lawns, palm trees, small trees, groundcovers, shrubs, and annual/perennial color displays.
  • Perform skilled grounds maintenance work involved in planting, cultivating, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, and irrigating trees, shrubs, hedges, and lawns; water lawns and plants by hand as needed.
  • Perform weed abatement and other grounds-related functions.
  • Operate groundskeeping power equipment as necessary.
  • Coordinate and assist with the clearing of trash and other debris.
  • Coordinate and participate in the maintenance of DG (decomposed granite), walkways, sidewalks, fences, and other areas.
  • Assist with special events set-up and breakdowns and perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent certificate of completion.
  • 2+ years of grounds or maintenance-related experience.
  • Sprinkler system experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of grounds care techniques.
  • Knowledge of grounds equipment, maintenance, and safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and maintenance is a plus.
  • Knowledge of proper caring for DG (decomposed granite) is a plus.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and a positive and respectful attitude with peers, subordinates, supervisors, administrators, customers, and visitors.
  • Ability to operate grounds-related equipment and tools.
  • Ability to attend and participate in continuing educational programs.
  • Ability to work various shifts including weekends and holidays when needed.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to repeatedly move and transport up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to kneel, bend, stoop, and squat for extended periods of time.
  • Comfortable working on ladders, lifts, and heights.


Other Requirements:

  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision.
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)



The expected hourly rate for this role is $26.00. The actual base pay offered will be determined by factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.




Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Grounds Lead  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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